FLV (Flash Video) is a video container format developed by Adobe Systems and comes with a .flv filename format. FLV is primarily used to stream audio, video, and text data such as subtitles on sites like YouTube, Metacafe, and more. It supports MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264) video codec and AAC sound.
RealPlayer, Apple QuicTime Player MPLayer VLC Media Player
F4V is a filename extension for Flash Video (FLV) container format. It supports H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) video codec compression standard, which is known to offer significant compression. FLV videos come in multiple formats apart from F4V, including F4P, F4A, and F4B. Also, it opens on Adobe Flash Player 6 or later and Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player Adobe Flash Player 6 or later Media Monkey